Sunday, July 27, 2014

School garden

The second week of camp was no different except I was used to not being able to control the children. At least I had my trusty sidekick/assistant, M. M was the daughter of the director, and knew English the best out of all the kids. I often asked for her help to translate, etc. She was super helpful, and pretty funny too. One day while helping me fold the table cover for messy projects, she dropped her side three times. She declared, "My hands are like the butter!" I had to burst out laughing at that one.

This past week, the school gardener came to work with the children in the garden and it was a real treat. Emilio was fantastic with the kids and I got a whole tour of the garden while they picked ripe fruits and vegetables. With the exception of the strawberries that were now gone because of two little ones from the younger group that secretly ate them all!

picking peas

planting new sage plants
The best part? I was able to take home some of the fresh picks!

tuscan tomatoes
I made a delicious pasta dinner with fettuccine, chicken, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes and pesto. And wine of course. 

Buon appetito!

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